Re: file systems
On 4/26/2011 8:19 PM, PMA wrote:
But just in point of fact if possible: What *is* XFS's position
re FSCK -- just that it is excluded from the boot process,
or that it can never be run? And for whichever, does XFS
documentation offer a reason?
I suggest executing 'man fsck'. Here's a relevant snippet from such:
In actuality, fsck is simply a front-end for the various file
system checkers (fsck.fstype) available under Linux. The
file system-specific checker is searched for in /sbin first,
then in /etc/fs and /etc, and finally in the directories
listed in the PATH environment variable. Please see the file
system-specific checker manual pages for further details.
Relevant text from 'man fsck.xfs':
fsck.xfs is called by the generic Linux fsck(8) program at
startup to check and repair an XFS filesystem. XFS is a jour-
naling filesystem and performs recovery at mount(8) time if
necessary, so fsck.xfs simply exits with a zero exit status.
If you wish to check the consistency of an XFS filesystem,
or repair a damaged or corrupt XFS filesystem, see
xfs_check(8) and xfs_repair(8).